Hunger and War: How the Russian War on Ukraine Threatens Global Food Security

By Caitlin Hoyland, GLOBUS correspondant Food insecurity is incurred upon regions afflicted by conflict. This is obvious. Conflict ravages food crops, destroys infrastructure and transport links, and destabilises food markets. In turn, regions enduring food insecurity are vulnerable to outbreaks of conflict. Hunger and conflict are oppressive forces which reinforce one another in a vicious... Continue Reading →

Tiger King: Cruel or Conservation?

by Amy Denton, Assistant Editor It’s 2020, the world is in lockdown from the Coronavirus pandemic. We all turn on Netflix as we have nothing else to do, and what do we see? “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness”. This smash-hit documentary follows the story of Joe Exotic, a small-zoo owner and tiger-collector in America... Continue Reading →

Myanmar’s First Anniversary Since The Failed Military Coup – A Passage Far From Celebration

By Sakeena Rajpal, GLOBUS Correspondent It has been just over a year since the military took over control in Myanmar on the 1st February 2021, denying their people of democracy and freedom.  Over this time, the destructive impact of the military coups’ brutal and terrorising power on the country is evident. According to the IRC (International Rescue Committee)... Continue Reading →

Energy: A Crisis Within a Crisis

By GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief Sara Azeem Inspired by Bret Willer's and Jonathan Neale's talks entitled ‘Sustainable Cities Need Sustainable Citizens’ and 'Climate Jobs and Green New Deals' respectively, delivered at the TED Countdown event organised by TEDxWarwick and GLOBUS The “energy crisis” isn’t recent news. Anyone keeping an eye on the news (and their energy bills)... Continue Reading →

Austerity: A Modern Greek Tragedy

By Alexandros Kassapis, GLOBUS correspondant The following article is inspired by an essay written for Global Health Law LA394, convened by Dr Sharifah Sekalala. It has become obviously apparent in world news that the Greek economy has suffered a long recession; to be accurate, the longest economic recession an advanced capitalist state has suffered to date. What... Continue Reading →

A Quick Intro to Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change

by Amy Denton, Assistant Editor Inspired by Dr Fiona Nunan's talk entitled ‘Power-sharing for nature-based solutions to climate change', delivered at the TED Countdown event organised by TEDxWarwick and GLOBUS. Nature-based solutions (NBS) are actions and policies that protect, manage and restore ecosystems to address socio-environmental challenges, and are being used more and more in... Continue Reading →

COP26 and the dubious promise of climate change relief for developing countries 

By GLOBUS Correspondent Ezster Vlasits and Perspectives Correspondent Jazir Mohammad  In this exciting collaboration, GLOBUS correspondent Ezster Vlasits and Jazir Mohammad from Perspectives combine their environmental and political lenses to explore the issues behind COP26 and the promise of relief for developing countries who are facing the worst of climate change. Are we looking at a more equal world... Continue Reading →

Soya: Too Good To Be True?

by Amy Denton, Assistant Editor In recent years, vegetarianism and veganism have been hailed as the most healthy and sustainable diets. A survey conducted on perceptions around the two diets showed that 73% of people considered them to be ethical, 70% thought being vegan or vegetarian was good for the environment, and over 50% thought... Continue Reading →

The Rubbish System Of Our Rubbish System

by Caitlin Hoyland, GLOBUS Correspondent It is comforting to know that, according to the UK government’s records, just under half of our plastic waste is recycled, almost matching Germany, the world’s recycling champion. This means that only 0.8% of the UK’s waste can be attributed to plastic waste, an especially impressive statistic when compared to... Continue Reading →

COP Successes and Criticisms: The Kyoto Protocol (Part 2) 

By Katy Greco, Deputy Editor So now we know all about the UNFCCC and what the COP actually is, you might be wondering what, if anything, does it all achieve? The truth is, like many (multinational) relationships, it’s complicated.   The purpose of the UNFCCC was to “stabilise greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the... Continue Reading →

The UK’s ‘neo-colonial’ Nationality and Borders Bill: devoid of dignity, morality, and compassion  

By Caitlin Hoyland, GLOBUS correspondant In June of this year, the UK Home Secretary, Priti Patel, proposed the Nationality and Borders Bill.   This bill aims in part to implement new legislature as part of Patel’s ambition to create a ‘fair, humane, compassionate, and outward-looking Home Office’. Yet the UK Government isn’t planning on investigating the... Continue Reading →

Can drug decriminalization be socially sustainable?

By Silia Tsigka, GLOBUS Correspondent In November 2020, the possession of hard drugs, like heroin and cocaine, as well as the medicinal use of hallucinogens, like mushrooms, was decriminalized in Oregon. Oregon became the first US state to adopt this policy through a democratic vote and, soon after, other states moved towards a looser drug policy... Continue Reading →

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